Leif Erikson, Norse explorer, predated Columbus by centuries.

Discovered Vinland, first European settlement in North America.

Used astrolabe, sun compass for skilled navigation.

Overlooked in U.S. history due to Anglo-Saxon focus.

Vinland's location remains a mystery, subject of debate.

Leif Erikson Day honors his pioneering exploration.

Recognize Erikson's role in shaping history and exploration.